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Cesspool Maintenance Sustains The Integrity Of The Environment

Down to Earth Construction Services has cesspool maintenance appointments today in Blackstone, Bellingham, Wrentham, Franklin and Uxbridge MA. A cesspool is any pit or container that receives wastewater from a house or building. The term “cesspool” is usually used to refer to an open pit that is lined with rocks or concrete, but an underground tank or holding container that is not connected to a drainfield can also be defined as a cesspool. The main function of cesspools is the storage of wastewater. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. Cesspools are only found servicing older properties because other more efficient means of waste treatment are now available. We provide cesspool services and repairs and have also provided cesspool replacement when required. We recently replaced a cesspool for a customer in Norton MA because it was starting to pollute the local groundwater. Ongoing maintenance of your cesspool by having it serviced and having pumpouts is especially important because to sustain the integrity of the environment you need to ensure your cesspool is operating correctly and the surrounding area is not saturated. If you have any questions about cesspools or wish to schedule a cesspool service please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic Repairs Are Necessary When Cold Weather Causes Septic Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services know that septic problems arise whatever the weather is. However cold weather brings its own set of problems for example:

 

  • If you have a ‘summer home’ or go away and leave your property for periods of time or just use it part of the week wastewater does not enter the system regularly enough and can freeze

  • If you drive over your septic leach field or drainfield you compact your soil. Compacted soil freezes more easily which can result in damaged parts and possible a failing septic system. If it is snowy and you drive over the snow on your system the snow will then provide less insulation for your septic system than snow which has been left untouched

  • If you don’t have enough vegetative cover over your septic system you have less insulation from the cold

  • Leaks in your plumbing release water into the septic which can then freeze

  • Poor pipe drainage can be caused by deteriorated pipes, if they are full or back filled with soil or poorly installed. Liquid will pool on one side and can then freeze

Essentially the cold can lead to your septic system freezing which leads to problems, possible repairs and even septic failures. Ironically snow falling is a good thing. Fresh snow is an excellent insulator. As it gets compacted it becomes less effective but it is better than a complete lack of snow cover, dry soil conditions and very cold air temperatures for an extended period of time which will all contribute to septic problems. Today we have appointments in Foxboro, Franklin, Bellingham, Blackstone and Wrentham for septic repairs, some of which are caused by septic system owners not planning for the cold weather. If you have any questions about septic system or need to have a septic repair please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Septic Services Give Property Owners, Both Residential And Commercial, Peace Of Mind

Down to Earth Construction Services have experience with many types of septic system, both installing them and providing maintenance. Today we have septic services scheduled on septic systems in Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham and Plainville MA. If you require a service on your septic system it is always advisable to use a septic company that has extensive experience with your type of septic system and working in your region so you can be confident that they will provide you with a thorough service. Proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save you thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Regular septic services can give a property owner, both residential and commercial, peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. If you have questions about septic services or your septic system please do contact our Norton Office. We are a reliable, thorough and professional Septic Company who have extensive experience in this region. You can reach us on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Cesspool replacement In Acushnet, MA

 

Down To Earth Construction Services are doing a cesspool replacement for a customer in Acushnet, MA today. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds.  Over time, when the drainage area around the leaching pool becomes saturated, additional pools may have to be dug to handle the volume. Cesspools must be treated to avoid harmful chemicals from forming and also to empty the pool which needs to be done regularly. This makes cesspools have high maintenance costs.

In Massachusetts Title 5 does not require Cesspools to be replaced:

“only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).” The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

We provide cesspool services, pump out services and cesspool replacement if requested. We have worked with customers in Attleboro, Bridgewater, Raynham, Franklin and Marion MA recently to either replace cesspools which was required because of Title 5 or requested for financial or environmental reasons by the property owner. We have also conducted cesspool services and pumping.

If your property has a cesspool make sure that you work with a company that has extensive experience working with cesspools in Massachusetts. If you have any questions or need to arrange an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 


Septic Repairs Including Septic Pump Repairs, D-Box Repairs and Leach Field Repairs

Down to Earth Construction Services have appointments for customers with septic problems needing septic repair in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Sharon, Mansfield and Canton MA. Down to Earth Construction Services has experience with cesspool repairs, leach field problems and repair, septic pump repairs, D-Box Repairs and septic alarm repairs. If your septic system is not operating correctly please do contact our office to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Down to Earth Construction Services Wish Our Clients And Friends A Happy Veterans Day

Down to Earth Construction Services wish our clients and friends a Happy Veterans Day on this day of remembrance. We are still working and available on this holiday to address any septic concerns that you may have. We would recommend that you do not ignore septic problems and hope that they may go away. In our experience septic problems only get bigger if they are left and a small septic repair can become a large and expensive septic issue if not addressed quickly. Today we have septic repairs including a leach field repair and septic pump repair in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Plainville, Foxboro and Franklin MA. If you have a question about your septic system or wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Down to Earth Construction Services Can Provide For All Of Your Septic Engineering Needs

Down to Earth Construction Services can provide for all of your septic engineering needs. We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design, land use planning, and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Down to Earth Construction Services understands the details of septic requirements and we will work with you and local code enforcement to ensure all septic work that is carried out is correct and to code.Today we have septic engineering appointments including soil evaluations for clients in Upton, Uxbridge, Wrentham, Foxboro and Franklin MA. If you wish to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about septic engineering please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic Inspections Protect You From Public Health Threats

Down to Earth Construction Services know that:

“across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, failing septic systems and cesspools are a major cause of contaminated drinking water, tainted shellfish beds and polluted beaches. Title 5 of the State Environmental Code protects you, your family and your neighbors from these public health threats by requiring inspection of private sewage disposal systems before the sale, expansion or change in use of properties where they are present. Inspection results are reported to local boards of health. Most systems will pass inspection. Systems that fail must be repaired or upgraded.
If you own a home with a septic system or cesspool and have plans to put it up for sale, add a bedroom or convert it to a different use, you will need to have your system inspected – and possibly fixed or replaced.” Mass Gov Website.

Down to Earth Construction Services have septic licensed inspectors who can work with your schedule to carry out your septic inspection. Today we have septic inspections in Bellingham, Blackstone, Foxboro, Franklin, Wrentham and Plainville MA. If you would like to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Detectives Skilled at Locating the Septic Issue That Is Causing Your Septic Problem

 

Down to Earth Construction Services are skilled at the ‘detective’ work that is sometimes required to locate the septic issue that is causing your septic problem. We not only have up to date equipment to help us with our investigations but also have extensive experience, knowledge and training to better able us to help our clients. We endeavour to not only locate the problem but also recommend a repair that will fix this septic issue and ensure that you do not have a the same septic failure in the future.

Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Mansfield, Franklin, Foxboro, North Attleboro and Plainville MA. If you require a septic repair or you are concerned that you have a problem with your septic system please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Inspections Including a Large Condominium Inspection

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Mansfield, Sharon, Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Wrentham and Blackstone MA. One of these inspections is for a large condominium building.

“Condominium systems should be inspected once every 3 years. Condominium developments with 4 or fewer units should also have their system inspected every 3 years, or within 2 years prior to the sale of one of the units. – The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs”

If you require a septic inspection, for a commercial building, a single family home or a condo building, or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

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